Death, Dying and Intellectual Disability Research

Stuart Todd, Jane Bernal, Rachel Forrester-Jones

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In the 10 years since it was claimed that death and dying were perhaps too emotive and certainly too incongruous for intellectual disability researchers (Todd 2002), there has been a small but growing international interest in this field of study. This changing attitude towards death and dying within intellectual disability has been marked by two key events. Firstly, a changed view on what counts as a 'significant death'. Secondly, there has been an acceptance that the deaths and periods of dying people with intellectual disability present important personal, academic and professional challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2013


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